Harry's El Escondite offers 1 of 4 secluded studio-apartment style house in famous Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica and is a favorite 'hideout' for both returning surfers and first timers. The cabina is situated around a pool and garden setting on a single 1/4 acre property. El Escondite has accommodations for individuals up to a party of 3 in a cabina.
All guests get free use of surfboards and bicycles. A surf guide and lessons are also available for those new to the area or to the joys of surfing.
El Escondite is located at the end of a quiet and private dead-end road; just a short walk to the surf breaks and the attractions in downtown Tamarindo.
A cabin can sleep up to 3 people and has a kitchen, large bathroom with hot water, air-conditioning and cable TV.
El Escondite also has laundry facilities, phones and wireless Internet access.
A pool, BBQ, hammocks, and a 2nd floor sundeck with lounge chairs round out a perfect place to hangout after surfing.
In the beginning I came to Tamarindo Beach to take time off from skiing. A knee injury had forced me to leave my home in Whistler, B.C. to pursue other activities during the winter. I tried surfing while recovering here in Tamarindo and ended up preferring the waves over snow and the beach over the mountains. Over the years I've grown to love this small beach town and eventually decided to move down permanently. El Escondite means 'the Hideout' in Spanish and that was the start of Harry's hideaway.
Wow! What a great time! Thanks for showing us around town, and where to hang out! Enjoyed your company, the surfing and of coarse the food!
Lucky to have my first surfing lessons in a beautiful place like Tamarindo.
Life is definitely a wonderful gift.
Thanks for the memories!
Will enjoy seeing the pool and Tamarindo again.
Karen (Canadian Boston girl)!
“Tamarindo Beach in Costa Rica has a unique combination of consistent off-shore winds for surfing and easy access to amenities and services without the need for a car but still having the feeling of a small laid back community. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, banks, shops and surf breaks; all within walking distance.”
10 min walk to beach, surfing, stores & restaurants.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Rates based on 1 or 2 people/cabina. Please add $20/night for 3rd person.
There is a 25% deposit payable through PayPal or Interac for reservations.
All guests have free access to surfboards and bikes but are responsible for loss or damage.
Surf lessons are available for extra fees.
Balance is due on check-in.
In case of cancellation, availability calendar is updated and refund issued depending on rebooking of canceled dates.
“The 'El Escondite' grounds was established in 2001 and over the years has been expanded, renovated and improved to keep up with needs of clients. The cabinas are Tico style with outdoor living kept in mind yet has all modern the conveniences expected from a quality hotel. Relax and hideout at this quiet, private and secluded villa. All guests have free access to surfboards, bicycles, beach towels and bamboo mats.”